Friday, April 17, 2009

The Itandje Method of Getting Fired.

For those of you who don't know him, Charles Itandje is the Liverpool reserve goalkeeper. He's also rather rubbish; his last start for the first team was that FA Cup defeat by Barnsley, you know the one, where he was left sprawled out like a drunk at Christmas, unable to stop Brian Howard's injury-time rocket.

Not only is he no good in goal, but he's not much good as a person; spotted laughing and joking on camera during the Hillsborough memorial service, the club has had enough. Itandje's getting a fine and a hasty transfer in the summer.

From the Guardian:

Members of the congregation afterwards complained about Itandje's behaviour, which was in stark contrast to the solemn occasion and that of the rest of the Liverpool squad. Rafael Benítez, the team manager, is understood to be livid with the 26-year-old having studied the complaints and the footage.

Anfield officials have described Itandje's behaviour as "wholly unacceptable" and are exploring the maximum punishment they can impose on the player with their legal advisers. He is unlikely to play for the club again.
While I support the club fully on this one (as you'd expect), what do you think: right move, or a harsh move? Does it even matter considering he's crap anyway?

In the meantime, let us bid adieu to Monsieur Itandje. I wonder if he'll find it as funny when he's playing in Cyprus or Norway next season.


The NY Kid said...

I would go so far as to make him apologize, and donate the fine to 1 of the Hillsborough charities.

Keith said...

All I have to say about Itandje is that Villa tried him out and passed on him for Scott "Sieve" Carson last year.

Mike Georger said...

Wow I forgot this asshole still was with the team. He doesn't play for the reserves anymore I don't think, Bouzanis and co. have taken over.

WhiteSpeedReceiver said...

This is tame compared to his singing Aeroplane at the Munich ceremony.

Magnakai Haaskivi said...

With Cavalieri the backup and Bouzanis heading up the reserves, when exactly DOES Itandje play?